Welcome to St Finbarr's School - Ashgrove

 

 

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Message from the Principalhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/our-school/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal.aspxMessage from the Principal<div><div> </div> <div style="text-align:left;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0 ms-rteImage-1" src="/our-school/PublishingImages/IMG_7128.JPG" alt="" style="height:205px;width:300px;margin:5px;" /><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>At the Heart of our School, the Gift of a Child.</strong></em></div></div> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"></span><div><br>Welcome to St Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School.</div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">The school was opened in 1925 by the Sisters of Charity and the rich traditions and charism of the sisters continue to underpin school life.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">One of the many blessings of the school is a strong partnership between home and school, which has at its’ core the children. The children are blessed to be part of a community where not only does the energy and enthusiasm, sense of purpose and commitment of the parents and staff ensure that the children reap the benefits of their combined efforts, but through their active involvement in the life of the school, the children come to appreciate and understand by example, the value of community.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">St Finbarr’s provides a broad and inclusive curriculum which not only promotes the basics but also offers opportunities for the diverse range of interests and abilities of our student body. Most importantly students experience a curriculum that engages them in the process of life-long learning. This year we are furthering the opportunities for students’ learning with the school being successful recipients of a grant entitled, Sustainable Ways of Embedding ICLT’s Into Contemporary Learning.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">This school year promises to be rich and rewarding for all who are involved with this community. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">Thank you for taking the time to visit our website which offers you an insight into the heart and ethos of our school. I look forward to meeting with you, answering your questions and showing you through this school rich and alive with the wonder and awe learning.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><em>Ann Hall</em><br>Principal</p> <div> </div>

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Open Morning Tours - 9 and 9:30 amhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=140Open Morning Tours - 9 and 9:30 am28/03/2019 11:00:00 PM
Preparing Your Child for Prep: Community Prep Info Sessionhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=141 Preparing Your Child for Prep: Community Prep Info Session1/05/2019 9:00:00 AM

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Open Dayhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/OpenDay.aspxOpen Day<p style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,sans-serif;margin:0px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><span style="background:#ffffff;margin:0px;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;box-sizing:border-box;">Our Open Day on Thursday 28th February, is an opportunity to view our classrooms in action - including our one-to-one laptop program, Arts and strong visible learning throughout the school.</span><span style="margin:0px;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <br style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <span style="background:#ffffff;margin:0px;box-sizing:border-box;">Classrooms will be open from 9 - 12 and 4 - 6. During this time our senior students will take you on a tour around the school before you are given the opportunity to talk to the school leadership staff. </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <br style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <span style="background:#ffffff;margin:0px;box-sizing:border-box;">Please register your interest on the link below, on our website or by emailing the school at <a style="color:#0072c6;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;"><font class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-3" style="color:#43afff;box-sizing:border-box;">pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au</font></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-3" style="color:#43afff;box-sizing:border-box;">.</span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:14.66px;box-sizing:border-box;"></span></p><span style="font:400 13px/18px arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;cursor:text;word-wrap:break-word;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;"> </span><font size="3" style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"></font><font color="#000000" style="text-align:left;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"></font><font face="Times New Roman" style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:times new roman;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"></font><span style="font:400 13px/18px arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;cursor:text;word-wrap:break-word;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">​</span><p style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="font-size:17.33px;box-sizing:border-box;"><a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9yCGN0qqrECQKi75E9jtaSzfOTtoDVFDtn6l-weTloNUNEZBVkg0WkVHSldKTzVSTFRKVUw2QllVOS4u&fbclid=IwAR1GgJCLTEURZMn8vkB5uu0OhR8mMGmcoz5ZaQf67B5YuSDnnCKcTQOCU2w" target="_blank" style="color:#0072c6;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;">Click here to register</a></span>.</p><p style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><img alt="116 fb banner.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/116%20fb%20banner.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /><br> </p><p>​</p>
2018 Community Prep Information Sessionhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Community-Prep-Information-Session.aspx2018 Community Prep Information Session<p>​​<br></p><p><a href="https://tinyurl.com/yaptzsdg"><img alt="116 fb banner 2.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Community-Prep-Information-Session/116%20fb%20banner%202.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /></a><br> ​<br></p><p>We will be running this session again in 2019. Please register your interest below to make sure that you recieve an invitation to the event. <br></p><p>Starting prep is an exciting time! It can also be a time of uncertainty for children and parents. We want to give parents the opportunity to come along to a Prep Information Session to hear from our Principal, Primary Learning Leader, Teacher Librarian and Prep Teacher about how you can transition smoothly into school. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-8 ms-rteFontSize-3"><em>This free event is open to St Finbarr's families and the whole community with children starting Prep in 2019 and beyond</em></strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-8 ms-rteFontSize-3">. </span><br></p><p> This event will cover</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Prep Readiness<br></li><li>The importance of reading with your child</li><li>A typical day in Prep </li><li>Prep classroom tour<br></li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><br></span> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><a href="https://tinyurl.com/yaptzsdg" target="_blank"><img alt="RegisterBTN.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/RegisterBTN.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:570px;height:84px;" /></a><br></span> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">or email the school at </span><a href="mailto:pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​</span></p><p>​<br></p>
St Finbarr's Literature Festivalhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Literature-Festival.aspxSt Finbarr's Literature Festival<p><img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Literature-Festival/DSC00844.JPG" alt="DSC00844.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" />​<br></p><p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">St Finbarr’s Inaugural Literature Festival was held on Monday 3rd September . It proved to be a huge success with five authors appearing over the course of the morning. Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Glietzman, inspired our students with his engaging style and funny anecdotes . ABC radio and Craig Zonka interviewed Morris Gleitzman on the morning where he gave our #Litfest 2018 a shout out . Chanel 9 also reported on our Inaugural Literature festival as part of a story on encouraging children to read.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"> </span></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">Among other topics, Morris Glietzman spoke about his latest novel,  “Help Around the House”  set in Parliament House. Our year six students are keen to read it with their Canberra trip coming up in the next month. <br><br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">After morning tea, Morris Glietzman was joined by the former St Finbarr’s Primary student and parent Michael Gerard Bauer. Michael's latest book “Rodney Loses it!”, about a rabbit who loses his favourite pen, has just won the Children's Book Council of Australia , Early Childhood Book of the Year. Michael ran a workshop with our Prep and Year 1 students where they were up and out of their seats acting out parts of his latest book.</p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"> </p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">Christine Bongers, Sheryl Gwyther and Josie Montano also ran workshops for our Year 2 to 6 students about the writing and editing process. The children were enthralled to hear where authors get their ideas from and how these come together in multiple drafts through to the final publication. The students were truly inspired by these workshops and were keen to get writing straight away.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"><br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">Christine Bongers summed up the mood of the day on her blog post below,<br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"> <br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"><a href="https://christinebongers.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/a-champion-end-to-book-week/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="x_x_OWAAutoLink">https://christinebongers.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/a-champion-end-to-book-week/</a></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">​<br><img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Literature-Festival/rotated.jpg" alt="rotated.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /><br><br></p><p><br></p>
Adore for 24http://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Adore-for-24.aspxAdore for 24<p>​​​<img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="40269980_682390065462545_4927152053513355264_n.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Adore-for-24/40269980_682390065462545_4927152053513355264_n.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:403px;" /></p>Eucharistic Adoration has always been encouraged by the leaders of our Church. Notably Saint Pope John Paul 11 and Pope Francis both encouraged us to spend time in this way with our Lord. This past three years, the students of St Finbarr’s have participated in an event called ‘Adore for 24.’ This is 24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration which involves the entire school and parish community. This however is much more than just an event. Rather, it is an opportunity for the children and parishioners to experience God’s unconditional love for each of them.<br><br>The children are guided through a scripture reflection which is visual and relatable to them. This helps the children get to know the person of Jesus; who he is and the love he has for them. The children are then given a chance to respond in an age appropriate way to Jesus. This includes activities such as labyrinths, scripture mandalas, pictures and writing. Intentional prayer and song are also encompassed in these sessions.<br><br>From observing the children, it is clear to see that they are experiencing something very special. It is moments like these that life is put into perspective. We see the importance of our faith and the importance of believing in something greater. The children learn of God’s love for them and realise that God has a special plan for each and every one of them.<br> <br>Thank you to all who participated in this <span></span>wonderful endeavour, these many special experiences have created a ray of hope in our often sad world.<br> <span><span></span></span>
2018 NAPLAN Resultshttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/2017-Naplan-Results.aspx2018 NAPLAN Results<div class="_5pbx userContent"><p>​​<img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Footprints-for-Brain-Cancer-Walk/Screen%20Shot%202018-08-29%20at%204.41.01%20pm.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /><br></p><p>Congratulations to all of the Year 3 and 5 students who completed this year's NAPLAN testing. 100% of our students achieved at or above the National Minimum Standards in all tests. </p> <p> Individual student reports will be issued as soon as received by the school.</p> <p>To see more information go to QCAA's Website<br></p></div> <a href="https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/publications/statistics">https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/publications/statistics</a>​